kbdinfo - Man Page

read information about keyboard state

Synopsis

kbdinfo [options] getmode [text|graphics]
kbdinfo [options] gkbmode [raw|xlate|mediumraw|unicode]
kbdinfo [options] gkbmeta [metabit|escprefix]
kbdinfo [options] gkbled  [scrolllock|numlock|capslock]

Description

The utility allows you to read and check various parameters of the keyboard and virtual console.

getmode

Get or check virtual console mode.

gkbmode

Gets current keyboard mode.

raw

Raw (scancode) mode. These are the raw codes generated by the keyboard.

mediumraw

Medium raw (scancode) mode. This is extended medium raw mode, with keys above 127 encoded as 0, high 7 bits, low 7 bits, with the 0 bearing the 'up' flag if needed. 0 is reserved, so this shouldn't interfere with anything else. The two bytes after 0 will always have the up flag set not to interfere with older applications. This allows for 16384 different keycodes, which should be enough.

xlate

Translate keycodes using keymap. These are the codes generated via the current keysym mapping.

unicode

Unicode mode.

gkbmeta

Gets meta key handling mode.

escprefix

Specifies if pressing the meta (alt) key generates an ESC (\033) prefix followed by the keysym.

metabit

The keysym marked with the high bit set.

gkbled

Get keyboard flags CapsLock, NumLock, ScrollLock (not lights).

scrolllock

The scroll lock is down.

numlock

The num lock is down.

capslock

The caps lock is down.

Options

-C, --console=DEV

the console device to be used;

-V, --version

print version number;

-h, --help

print this usage message.

Authors

Written by Alexey Gladkov.

See Also

kbdrate(1), setleds(1), kbd_mode(1)

Referenced By

setmetamode(1).

June 2019 kbdinfo from kbd 2.0.4